Facial nerve biopsy
You realize that a facial nerve biopsy is probably not indicated.
The MRI of the brain shows enhancement of the distal intra-canalicular and labyrinthine segments of the facial nerve.
A nerve conduction study (NCS) and electromyogram (EMG) will be performed tomorrow.
Gram stain: negative
Glucose: 70 mg/dL (50 - 80)
Protein: 20 mg/dl (15 - 60)
Culture reports: Available in 3 days